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Standard of access to information about the evidential base of provisional detention in European Union and Polish law

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criminal procedure   equality of arms   remand/pre-trial detention   access to preparatory proceedings files


Tyt. tomu: Założenie racjonalnego prawodawcy w polskim porządku prawnym. Księga Jubileuszowa z okazji siedemdziesięciopięciolecia Wydziału Prawa, Administracji i Ekonomii Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego


The author analyses whether the currently binding Polish regulations of the Code of Criminal Procedure concerning access to detainees’ files comply with the provisions of Directive 2012/13/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22nd May 2012 on the right to information in criminal proceedings. Assessing Polish regulations, the author concludes that they do not meet the requirements laid down in the Directive. The provisions of Polish law admit the possibility of making a decision on the imposition or prolongation of detention on remand by a court based on evidence that is significant for taking this decision but has not been revealed to the accused and his counsel for the defence. As a result, a suspect and his lawyer are deprived of the possibility of challenging evidence submitted by the prosecutor. This makes the proceedings concerning detention on remand stripped of the equality of arms, and thus they are not fair.

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Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

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ISSN 0239-6661   ISSN 0137-1134




pol   eng


Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis, ISSN 0239-6661, No 3978. Przegląd Prawa i Administracji 2020, 120, cz. 2, s. 241-254

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Czasopisma Naukowe w Sieci (CNS)

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